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Thin Places Podcast

Thin Places Podcast

By Father Lee McLeod CJ
Sermons, Studies, and Discussions with St. Aidan's Church in Nicholasville, KY - an intentional, missional community in the Anglican tradition.
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"Living in the Kingdom - St. Luke the Evangelist"
Homily for October 17th, 2021 The 20th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 24) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Sirach 38:1-4, 6-10, 12-14 Psalm 147 2 Timothy 4:5-13 Luke 4:14-21
19:03
October 18, 2021
"Living in the Kingdom - St. Philip the Deacon"
Homily for October 10th, 2021 The 19th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 23) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Amos 5:14-15 Psalm 67 Acts 8:26-40 Matthew 28:16-20
25:59
October 11, 2021
"Living in the Kingdom - St. Francis of Assisi"
Homily for October 3rd, 2021 The 18th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 22) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 121 Galatians 6:14-18 Matthew 11:25-30
26:32
October 5, 2021
"Living out Righteousness" (James 5)
Homily for September 26th, 2021 The 17th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 21) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Exodus 34:4-9 Psalm 36:5-11 James 5:12-20 Mark 9:38-50
24:46
September 27, 2021
"Living as Community" (James 4)
Homily for September 19th, 2021 The 16th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 20) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 19 James 3:13-4:10 Mark 9:30-37
31:57
September 19, 2021
"Living in Peace" (James 3)
Homily for September 12th, 2021 The 15th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 19) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 50:4-9 Psalm 19 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38
23:12
September 12, 2021
"Living for Justice" (James 2)
Homily for September 5th, 2021 The 14th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 18) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 35:4-7 Psalm 146 James 2:1-17 Mark 7:31-37
28:22
September 7, 2021
"Living with Integrity" (James 1)
Homily for August 29th, 2021 The 13th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 17) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Deuteronomy 4:1-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-23
27:30
August 29, 2021
"Where else can we go?"
Homily for August 22nd, 2021 The 12th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 16) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Joshua 24:1-18 Psalm 34 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69
24:55
August 24, 2021
The Revolution pt. 7 - Romans 3 and bidding the "Road" goodbye
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 6, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapter 13. We will also be referencing an excellent companion piece to N.T. Wright's book by Derek Vreeland, "N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross"
54:13
August 19, 2021
"We are what we eat"
Homily for August 15th, 2021 The 11th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 15) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
19:20
August 15, 2021
The Revolution pt. 6 - Paul's Writings & an Overview of Romans
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 6, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 11 & 12.
01:08:30
August 12, 2021
The Revolution pt. 5 - Passover & Why It's SO Important
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 5, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 9 & 10.
59:49
August 5, 2021
The Revolution pt. 4 - Redemption, Suffering, & Forgiveness
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 4, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 7 & 8.
01:05:03
July 29, 2021
The Revolution pt. 3 - God's Presence & Scripture's Story
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 3, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 5 & 6.
59:02
July 22, 2021
"King of Peace"
Homily for July 18th, 2021 The 7th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 11) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34 
25:58
July 19, 2021
The Revolution pt. 2 - The Cross versus the Works Contract
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 2, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 3 & 4.
01:03:33
July 15, 2021
"Of kings and kingdoms"
Homily for July 11th, 2021 The 6th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 10) Homilist: Jenny Dorf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85 Ephesians 1:1-14 Mark 6:14-29
15:51
July 12, 2021
The Revolution pt. 1 - What we misunderstand about the Cross, & why
What did the Cross accomplish? That is the question standing at the heart of our new book discussion. For many of us, growing up in western evangelical traditions, we would likely answer this question by turning to the first few chapters of Romans. But what if, instead, we turn to Acts? How did the earliest Christians describe the Cross? What about Jesus’ own words? Do they paint the same story we’re comfortable with – or are they perhaps pulling us toward a deeper, richer, and more Biblical story? That’s what we’re discussing. So join us as we walk together through N.T. Wright’s “The Day the Revolution Began”! In Part 1, we'll be reviewing and discussing chapters 1 & 2.
01:01:38
July 8, 2021
"Faith, Salvation, Healing, and Cured"
Homily for June 27th, 2021 The 4th Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 8) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43
26:08
June 27, 2021
"King Jesus"
Homily for June 13th, 2021 The 2nd Sunday after Trinity, Year B (Proper 6) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ezekiel 31:1-14 Psalm 92 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Mark 4:26-34
20:08
June 14, 2021
Children's Instructed Eucharist
It's been a long time since we were able to be together for a time of teaching. Today, Fr. Lee welcomes all the kids from St. Aidan's to walk with him as he explains the why's and the how's of Anglican worship. And while this content is aimed at our school-age parishioners, the thoughts and explanations we share are beneficial for all of us, especially when we've been way from the Lord's Table for a long time. So come and join us for an Instructed Eucharist at St. Aidan's Church!
47:27
June 10, 2021
"Receive/Become"
Homily for June 6th, 2021 The Feast of the Holy Sacrament Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Genesis 14:18-20 Psalm 116 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 6:51-58
10:16
June 7, 2021
"One God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity"
Homily for May 30th, 2021 The Feast of the Holy Trinity Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 6:1-8 Benedictus es Domine (Song of the Three Young Men 29-34) Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17
25:39
May 31, 2021
"Receive the Holy Spirit"
Homily for May 23rd, 2021 The Sunday of Pentecost - Whitsunday Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ez. 37:1-14 Psalm 104 Acts 1:1-21 John 14:8-17
24:28
May 24, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 10
In the Fall of 2020, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. During this time, the discussions were recorded so that we could share our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of 'gospeling' in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together!
01:11:55
May 20, 2021
"Everyday Martyrs"
Homily for May 16th, 2021 The Last Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ex. 28:1-30 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19
19:27
May 16, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 9
In the Fall of 2020, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. During this time, the discussions were recorded so that we could share our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of 'gospeling' in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first few episodes.
01:03:43
May 6, 2021
"Abide in me"
Homily for May 2nd, 2021 The 5th Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8
21:47
May 2, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 8
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of 'gospeling' in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first few episodes.
46:54
April 29, 2021
"Abundant Life"
Homily for April 25th, 2021 The 4th Sunday of Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ezekiel 34:1-10 Psalm 23 1 John 3:1-10 John 10:7-18
28:39
April 27, 2021
When God is silent
What can we learn when God is silent? In this short homily given to the Anglican Formation Institute at Asbury Seminary,  Fr. Lee discusses Ember Days and invites us all to pausein silence with Christ. The Lesson for the day is from Mark account of Gethsemane. For more information about the Anglican Formation Institute, please visit: https://asburyinstitutes.com/anglican-formation-institute/
13:34
April 24, 2021
"Peace be with you"
Homily for April 18th, 2021 The 3rd Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Micah 4:1-5 Psalm 98 1 John 1:1-2:2   Luke 24:36-49
20:15
April 23, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapters 6 & 7
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first few episodes. We had some technical difficulties in recording our discussion of chapter 6 - however, we review all of the content of ch. 5-7 in the intro to our discussion here, so even though we won't be able to hear our discussion on that chapter, you won't miss out on any of the important content McKnight presents.
50:28
April 15, 2021
"By His wounds we are healed"
Homily for April 1ath, 2021 The 2nd Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31
13:41
April 11, 2021
"a way Home"
Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021. Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod. Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11;  Mark 16:1-8
16:33
April 4, 2021
Matins for Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday service, 2021. Fr. Lee McLeod officiating.
27:02
April 3, 2021
The Solemn Reproaches of Good Friday
Worship service for St. Aidan's. Good Friday, 2021. Fr. Lee McLeod officiating.
17:17
April 2, 2021
"A new commandment"
Sermon for Maundy Thursday from Fr. McLeod - April 1, 2021
17:58
April 1, 2021
"Surely the days are coming"
Homily for March 21st, 2021 The 4th Sunday in Lent Homilist: Jenny Dorf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-22
14:24
March 29, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 5
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first few episodes.
57:23
March 18, 2021
"The Noonday Demon"
Homily for March 14th, 2021 The 4th Sunday in Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 91 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Important note: I didn't have time to address an important point in this week's sermon. I want to be very clear on this particular point - that while the symptoms of acedia can sound a lot like depression, & acedia often feeds on depression and anxiety, they ARE NOT the same thing.  Please DO NOT hear my words today as suggesting depression or anxiety are just "bad thoughts" or sin. Acedia is a decision we make to stop caring, to shut others away. Depression and anxiety are complex mental disorders that require proper treatment.  If you are experiencing depressive thoughts or anxiety, and don't know who to talk to, simply dial 211 for help finding qualified people to treat you. It may take counseling, or therapy, or medication. Those are all healthy ways we can experience healing. And always know that you are loved, you are important, and that you are not alone!
25:48
March 15, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 4
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first couple of episodes.
42:10
March 11, 2021
"The Wilderness"
Homily for March 7th, 2021 The 3rd Sunday in Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-29 The selection in today's homily is taken from "Thought in Solitude" by Thomas Merton, currently distributed by MacMillan Publishers. I highly recommend this volume. You can purchase a copy for yourself by visiting: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374513252
19:29
March 8, 2021
"Take up your Cross"
Homily for February 28th, 2021 Homilist: Zach Wolf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38
15:60
March 1, 2021
A bright sadness
In the midst of loss, we search for ways to cope and connect. My father, Rob McLeod, passed away last week. I miss my dad deeply and want to remember him well. But I also want to remember that while he is gone, he is not lost - he is safe in the arms of Christ, and that the promise of Christ is that death doesn't get the last word - "I am the resurrection and the Life," he tells his friends at Bethany, "whoever believes in me, though he dies will be alive." This is our hope, and it means that in the end, Christ is victorious. So this isn't a eulogy - it's just a reflection on what it means to have hope alongside sorrow, to find light in sadness. The initial chant comes from the Burial Anthems of the Book of Common Prayer. The Reading is from Isaiah 25:6-9
14:40
February 27, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapter 3
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first couple of episodes.
40:06
February 16, 2021
"The God who comes down"
Homily for February 14th, 2021 Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9
16:36
February 16, 2021
The King Jesus Gospel - chapters 1 & 2
This Fall, St. Aidan's offered reading groups as a way for members to join together (virtually, of course) for fellowship and discipleship. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing recordings of our study of "The King Jesus Gospel" by Scot McKnight. In this book, Scot McKnight invites us to rediscover and revisit the Gospel of the early Church, and to contrast the Gospel of Scripture with the gospels of our culture. from the cover: "Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture." So join us as we dive into this fascinating book together! PLEASE NOTE: this is a recording of a Zoom group meeting, and so there are unavoidable audio issues. As people become more familiar with the technology, many of these problems begin to disappear, but please bear with us graciously for these first couple of episodes.
53:51
February 11, 2021
"God prays in the dark"
Homily for February 7th, 2021 Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 146 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39
18:45
February 8, 2021
"To bind-up the strong man"
Homily for January 31st, 2021 Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
17:14
February 1, 2021
C.S. Lewis' "The Weight of Glory"
In a sermon a couple weeks ago, I quoted from C.S. Lewis' essay "The Weight of Glory": "Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself," he says, "your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses". I've returned again and again to this quote over the last few weeks, and finally decide to share the entire work with you all. The text is actually from a sermon Lewis gave on June 8th, 1941, and in it Lewis discusses what God is calling us toward, and how that call transforms us, our relationships, and our communities. He talks about virtue, desire, and consummation - all while looking toward the question of what is means that God is pleased in us. The Lesson for this sermon is from Revelation chapter 2: (26)"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: (28) And I will give him the morning star." I hope you have time to enjoy this special presentation of "The Weight of Glory", by C.S. Lewis! For more information about Lewis's original sermon please check out: "75 Years Ago Tonight", and "The Weight of Glory: C.S. Lewis's Remarkable (and Surprising) Sermon"
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January 28, 2021
"Jesus, heal me"
Homily for January 24th, 2021 The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Acts 26:9-21 Psalm 67 Galatians 1:11-24 Matthew 10:16-22
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January 27, 2021
Intro to Anglicanism 8 - the Sacraments (pt. 2)
"The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher Our introduction to Anglicanism continues as we begin explaining how Anglican worship works. In this episode, we'll begin by looking back at the Catechism "To be a Christian" in order to understand what we believe about worship, and why we worship the way we do. To follow along with this week's discussion, I recommend downloading a copy of our PDF - "An Introduction to Anglicanism". Pages 5-6 focus specifically on our discussion of the Sacraments! For further study, please let me HIGHLY recommend "Liturgical Theology" by Simon Chan - which is an excellent expanded introduction to thinking through the world through a sacramental lens. And if you are interested in an historical study of the Rituals and Ceremonials of the Church in England, I recommend Percy Dearmer's book "The Parson's Handbook".
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January 21, 2021
"Ordinary People"
Homily for January 17th, 2021 The 2nd Sunday after Epiphany Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Psalm 64 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
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January 17, 2021
"Not a sound - but a person"
Homily for January 10th, 2021 The 1st Sunday after Epiphany Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:1-11
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January 15, 2021
Intro to Anglicanism 7 - the Sacraments (pt. 1)
"The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher Our introduction to Anglicanism continues as we begin explaining how Anglican worship works. In this episode, we'll begin by looking back at the Catechism "To be a Christian" in order to understand what we believe about worship, and why we worship the way we do. To follow along with this week's discussion, I recommend downloading a copy of our PDF - "An Introduction to Anglicanism". Pages 5-6 focus specifically on our discussion of the Sacraments! In this discussion, we reference a book by David Hart called "The Story of Christianity" which is now available in electronic and paperback format from your preferred bookseller. For further study, please let me HIGHLY recommend "Liturgical Theology" by Simon Chan - which is an excellent expanded introduction to thinking through the world through a sacramental lens.
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January 7, 2021
"God's Home is with Us"
Homily for December 27th, 2020 The 1st Sunday of Christmas Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 147 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18
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December 29, 2020
"Unto us a Child is born" (Christmas Day homily)
Merry Christmas!   Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! Today's homily by Fr. Lee is a reflection on Isaiah 9:2-7. To view the whole service of Morning Prayer, visit our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/hCaGfvjUBc0   May God bless you and send you a happy New Year!
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December 25, 2020
"Not Alone" - Advent 4b
Homily for December 13th, 2020 The Third Sunday of Advent Homilist: Jenny Dorf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-16 Psalm 89 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-45
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December 21, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 6 - Theology (pt. 2)
"The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher Our introduction to Anglicanism continues as we begin unpacking how Anglicans express their faith. In this episode, we'll be looking at the ways Anglicanism is Orthodox, Contemplative, Activist, Liberal, AND Conservative. We also spend some time introducing and summarizing the 39 Articles of Religion. For this discussion, we're using Thomas McKenzie's "The Anglican Way". This book is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in getting to know more about the Anglican way of being a Christian. To follow along with this week's discussion, I HIGHLY recommend downloading a copy of our PDF - "The Compass Rose". This image will help visualize our discussion as we dive into Anglican Theology! And come back after a short break for the Christmas season as we wrap up our discussion by talking through the Anglican view of the sacraments!
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December 17, 2020
"Sow Joy" (Advent 3b)
Homily for December 13th, 2020 The Third Sunday of Advent Homilist: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 61:1-11 Psalm 126 1st Thessalonians 5:16-24 Luke 1:39-56
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December 13, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 5 - Theology (pt. 1)
"The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher Our introduction to Anglicanism continues as we begin unpacking how Anglicans express their faith. In this episode, we'll be looking at the ways Anglicanism is Evangelical, Catholic, and Charismatic. For this discussion, we're using Thomas McKenzie's "The Anglican Way". This book is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in getting to know more about the Anglican way of being a Christian. To follow along with this week's discussion, I HIGHLY recommend downloading a copy of our PDF - "The Compass Rose". This image will help visualize our discussion as we dive into Anglican Theology! 
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December 10, 2020
"Prepare the Way" (Advent 2b)
Homily for December 6th, 2020 The Second Sunday of Advent Homilist: Zachary Wolf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85 2nd Peter 3:8-15 Mark 1:1-8
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December 7, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 4 - History (pt. 2)
Are you interested in learning more about the Anglican faith? have you been through the St. Aidan's Intro class, but want a refresher? Then join us as we walk back through our Confirmation materials together with those preparing to be received into the Church. Our course continues as we finish unpacking the history of the Anglican tradition, from the death of King Edward VI (1553 AD) through the current social and ecclesiastical landscape. You can follow along with the discussion over the next few weeks by downloading "An Introduction to Anglicanism", the study guide for our course at THIS LINK.
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December 3, 2020
"Stay Awake" (Advent 1b)
Homily for November 29nd, 2020 The First Sunday of Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80 1st Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37
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November 30, 2020
Hosea - reflections
We've been looking at the Book of Hosea for almost 2 months. We concluded our series together on Christ the King Sunday this year. I wanted to take a some time to process through my own experiences and reflections during this time. So I invite you to sit with me for a little while, as we think through what Hosea had to say to his community in the 1st millennium before Christ, how that message shaped the imagination of the early Church, and how Hosea speaks to us today in our own context.
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November 23, 2020
"Israel is a luxuriant vine" (Hosea 10)
Homily for November 22nd, 2020 The Last Sunday after Trinity - Proper 29A The Feast of Christ the King Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 10:1-8 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:26-32; 39-43
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November 22, 2020
The Feast of St. Edmund, king & martyr
Who was St. Edmund, and what can we learnfrom the earlySaxon martyrs? In this short homily given to the Anglican Formation Institute at Asbury Seminary,  Fr. Lee discusses the ministry of St. Edmund, and invites us to reflect on martyrdom & trust. The Lesson for the day is from Matthew 10 & Psalm 91. For more information about the Anglican Formation Institute, please visit: https://asburyinstitutes.com/anglican-formation-institute/
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November 20, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 3 - History (pt. 1)
Are you interested in learning more about the Anglican faith? have you been through the St. Aidan's Intro class, but want a refresher? Then join us as we walk back through our Confirmation materials together with those preparing to be received into the Church. Our course continues as we begin unpacking the history of the Church in England, from the death of St. Aristobulus (c. 150 AD) to the death of King Edward VI (1553 AD). You can follow along with the discussion over the next few weeks by downloading "An Introduction to Anglicanism", the study guide for our course at THIS LINK. Notes on additional topics mentioned in this lesson: Lavau Celtic Prince excavation Carmina Gaedelica by Alexander Carmichael (online edition, with links to purchase hardcopy) The Flaw of the Excluded Middle by Paul Hiebert
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November 19, 2020
"O Death, where is your sting?" (Hosea 13)
Homily for November 15th, 2020 The 23rd Sunday after Trinity - Proper 28A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 13:9-14 Psalm 92 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Luke 6:43-49
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November 16, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 2 - the Catechism (pt. 2)
Are you interested in learning more about the Anglican faith? Have you been through the St. Aidan's Intro class, but want a refresher? Then join us as we walk back through our Confirmation materials together with those preparing to be received into the Church.   We begin with the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America, called "To Be A Christian" [you can find a .pdf at this LINK or through any major booksellers]. In Part Two we study the Apostle's Creed, and how the Christian faith is lived and practiced at St. Aidan's.
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November 12, 2020
"Lovingkindness, not sacrifice" (Hosea 6)
Homily for November 8th, 2020 The 22nd Sunday after Trinity - Proper 27A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 5:15-6:6 Ps 30 Romans 4:13-18 Matthew 9:9-13
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November 8, 2020
Intro to Anglicanism 1 - the Catechism (pt. 1)
Are you interested in learning more about the Anglican faith? have you been through the St. Aidan's Intro class, but want a refresher? Then join us as we walk back through our Confirmation materials together with those preparing to be received into the Church. We begin with the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America, called "To Be A Christian" [you can find a .pdf at this LINK or through any major booksellers]. In Part one we begin discussing the Creeds, and focus primarily on the role of Scripture in the Anglican Church.
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November 5, 2020
The Feast of All Saints
Homily for November 1st, 2020 The Feast of All Saints Homilist: Jenny Dorf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Revelation 7:9-17 Ps 34 I John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
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November 5, 2020
"The Dead Hand" & "The Ghost House" (Halloween Special)
Welcome to our Halloween Special! Join Fr. Lee for a little spooky fun, as he shares a couple of his favorite seasonal stories. WARNING: the stories here are spooky - not scary, just thrilling. But if that might upset you, then just skip it and wait for the Sunday sermon! If you're still on-the-fence, let me share a short poem I include along with our Halloween candy each year: "On the Eve of All Saints' Day, Jack-o-Lanterns light the way. God's children need no longer fear the ghosts and goblins gathered here. For evil ghouls with icy breath must bow to Him who conquered death." Stories in this episode: 'The Dead Hand' from "Stepsons of France" by P.C. Wren (1917) "The Ghost House" by Robert Frost (1913) Have a safe weekend friends!
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October 31, 2020
"I will betroth you to me" (Hosea 2)
Homily for October 25th, 2020 The 20th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 25A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 2:14-23 Ps 103 Romans 9:22-29 Matthew 5:13-16
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October 25, 2020
Feast of St. James the Just, Bishop of Jerusalem
Who was St. James, and what role did he play in the birth of the Christian movement? In this short homily given to the Anglican Formation Institute at Asbury Seminary,  Fr. Lee discusses the ministry of St. James, and invites us to reflect on the marvelous grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lesson for the day is from Acts 15. For more information about the Anglican Formation Institute, please visit: https://asburyinstitutes.com/anglican-formation-institute/
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October 23, 2020
"The Valley of Jezreel" (Hosea 1)
Homily for October 11th, 2020 The 18th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 23A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 1:3-2:1 Ps 66 1 Peter 2:1-12 John 14:1-11
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October 18, 2020
"Out of Egypt" (Hosea 11)
Homily for October 11th, 2020 The 18th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 23A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Hosea 11:1-9 Ps 84 Ephesians 1:3-10 Matthew 2:9-15
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October 12, 2020
Hosea - an introduction
Over the next several weeks, Fr. Lee is going to be leading a sermon series through the Book of Hosea. This episode is intended to give us an overview of the whole book. We'll discuss the historical setting, some critical notes and challenges, and the major themes and idea that help structure the book. I hope you are able to take some time to listen, and I invite your feedback. Resources referenced in the episode can be found below: The primary texts we'll be focusing on are: Gale Yee "The Book of Hosea" - in The New Interpreter's Bible from Abingdon Press Douglas Stuart "Hosea - Jonah" - in Word Biblical Commentary James Mays "Hosea: A Commentary" - in The Old Testament Library from Westminster Press Hans Wolff "Hosea" - in Hermeneia from Fortress Press (our sermon series will also be drawing from "The Ancient Christian Commentary, v. XIV", "The Book of Hosea [NICOT]", "Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary [TOTC]", and Eidevall's "Grapes in the Desert", among others) While our lessons will draw largely from the ESV and NRSV translations, for those seeking an accessible introductory translation of the Book of Hosea, I highly recommend both the New Living Translation and The Message - each of which helps Hosea's idioms and similes to shine without getting overly bogged-down in word-for-word reconstructions. I also highly recommend the following video introductions to Hosea's book: "Introduction to Hosea" - from Fuller Theological Seminary "Overview: Hosea" - from BibleProject You can find our previous discussion of the importance of understanding Biblical genres in: "The Apocalypse Revisited 1 - Biblical Genres" The art for the cover of this episode is an image of the 4Q166 Fragment - sometimes called the Hosea Commentary Scroll. It is the oldest surviving text of the Book of Hosea, including verses from chapter 2 along with commentary. CLICK HERE to  view a high-definition image of this fragment. Finally, if you, or someone you love is a victim of domestic abuse, please seek out help. The National Domestic Abuse Hotline offers free, confidential support and care, 24/7. Just call 1.800.799.7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org/ to chat directly with their helpful and compassionate support staff. Everyone deserves healthy relationships! If you need help, please call today!   
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October 8, 2020
"Jesus is Lord"
Homily for October 4th, 2020 The 17th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 22A Homilist: Dcn. Jesse Alexander, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah 5:1-7 Ps 80 Philippians 3:14-21 Matthew 21:33-44
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October 7, 2020
"Presence is Salvation"
Homily for September 27th, 2020 The 16th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 21A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ezekiel 18:25-32 Ps 25 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:28-32
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September 28, 2020
Do you remember to Ember?
What are Ember Days? How are they observed? Where do they come from? Why are they on the Church Calendar? In this short homily given to the Anglican Formation Institute at Asbury Seminary,  Fr. Lee discusses Ember Days and invites us all to pray for our ordinands and for our clergy. The Lesson for the day is from Zephaniah 3. For more information about the Anglican Formation Institute, please visit: https://asburyinstitutes.com/anglican-formation-institute/
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September 24, 2020
"Presence is Justice"
Homily for September 20th, 2020 The 15th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 20A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Jonah 3:10-4:11 Ps 145 Philippians 1:21-27 Matthew 20:1-16
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September 21, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 5
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world?   In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God.   Here are the study notes from our discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yujmiwdyfloiwpd/Whiteboard%20Ch.%205.png?dl=0 For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/The-Apocalypse-Revisited-1---Biblical-Genres-eg631l Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letters for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
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September 17, 2020
"Presence is Hesed"
Homily for September 13th, 2020 The 14th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 19A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Sirach 27:30-28:7 Ps 103 Romans 14:5-12 Matthew 18:21-35
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September 14, 2020
"Common Life"
Homily for September 6th, 2020 The 13th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 18A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Ezekiel 33:1-11 Ps 119:33-48 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 18:15-20
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September 12, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 4
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. Here are the study notes from our discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/te70nvqo6a5wam9/Whiteboard%20Ch.%204.png?dl=0 I can't recommend this video on Holy Saturday highly enough! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzTBd9yr-9I&fbclid=IwAR2Nh4IKvCBNPuvwARTuz4zbqnR_zXxu1ExnxCkFcUguNQyVUnZA26Z52uQ You can read the poem by John Donne for yourself here - http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/meditation17.php And a fantastic reflection in Pharos here - https://alphaomegaalpha.org/pharos/PDFs/2008/2/Gunderman-Brown.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2M5GxJU6Fq4KN3kpHa0tqyR90_VJGBY59zjBkzG5_YthQhP6aXqV5idx8 For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/The-Apocalypse-Revisited-1---Biblical-Genres-eg631l Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letters for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
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September 10, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 3
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/The-Apocalypse-Revisited-1---Biblical-Genres-eg631l Here are the study notes from our discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt6zrnvrnspbgat/Whiteboard%20Ch.%203.png?dl=0 Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letters for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
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September 3, 2020
St. Aidan's Day Homily 2020 - the Cambrai fragment
Every year, on August 31st, we pause to remember the live and ministry of our parish patron, St. Aidan of Lindisfarne. This year, we have the opportunity to hear a sermon written in Irish from the middle of the 7th century, only a few short years after the death of St. Aidan. This homily, called "The Cambrai Fragment", is incomplete, but it gives us a wonderful insight into the worship and discipleship of the Celtic saints. So join us, as Fr. Lee share a brief devotional concluding with this beautiful ancient Irish sermon. You can also find our previous St. Aidan's Day homilies in the links below: 2019 homily 2018 homily The cover image for this episode is one of the symbolic images of the four Gospel writers (tetramorph) from the Book of Kells (c. 800). In the Book of Kells, Matthew is represented by a winged man, as his Gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus.
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August 31, 2020
"Common Prayer"
Homily for August 30th, 2020 The 12th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 17A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Jeremiah 15:15-21 Ps 26 Romans 12:1-6 Matthew 16:21-28
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August 30, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 2, pt. 2
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/The-Apocalypse-Revisited-1---Biblical-Genres-eg631l Here are the study notes from our discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xw1bbusl1pgnum2/Whiteboard%20pt%204.png?dl=0 Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letters for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
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August 27, 2020
"Common Worship"
Homily for August 23rd, 2020 The 11th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 16A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings Isaiah, 51:1-6 Ps 138 Romans 11:25-36 Matthew 16:13-20
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August 26, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 2, pt. 1
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/The-Apocalypse-Revisited-1---Biblical-Genres-eg631l Here are the study notes from our discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxgtgfrcxny5154/Whiteboard%20pt%203.png?dl=0 Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letters for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
40:40
August 20, 2020
"Those in the boat worshipped Him"
Homily for August 16th, 2020 The 10th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 15A Officiant: Zach Wolf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Ps 29; Matthew 14:22-33
16:19
August 16, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 1, pt. 2
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s It may also be helpful to review our series "Misreading Scripture" for helpful information about understanding the cultural assumptions we bring to Scripture: https://anchor.fm/thin-places/episodes/Misreading-Scripture---intro-eejikv/a-a21k7gv Here are the study notes from our discussion: Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letter for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
41:07
August 13, 2020
"Taking, Blessing, Breaking, Giving"
Homily for August 9th, 2020 The 9th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 14A Officiant: Jenny Dorf St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Ps 78:1-13; Matthew 14:13-21
13:11
August 9, 2020
1 Peter Study - Ch. 1, pt. 1
In the middle of the 1st century, the Christian church faced an incredible challenge. No longer a small Jewish sect, they had become a new religious movement. How were they to live in the broad and varied environments of the Roman world? In the beginning of the 21st century, the Christian Church faces an incredible challenge. No longer the dominant cultural perspective, it is becoming another is a long list of voices clamoring for attention.  How are we to live in the broad and varied environment of post-Christendom? St. Peter tells them (and us) to live as hopeful sojourners, as pilgrims who have chosen to put down roots and make our home in a new and foreign place - always remembering that, in joy and in hardship, we are united to Christ and belong to God. For more information about our method for reading Scripture at St. Aidan's, please check out my video on "The Study Bible Method": https://youtu.be/v3GU-KYo00s Here are the study notes from our discussion: A copy of the 'whiteboard' - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5avtyihjgy0etwg/Whiteboard%20pt%201.png?dl=0 An outline of 1st Peter's "opening sentence - https://www.dropbox.com/s/wq2j0aakb59oxes/pt%201%20opening%20sentence.pdf?dl=0 Finally, here is a brief list of the reference materials I use in preparing for our discussions. These commentaries are excellent resources, and I highly recommend them all: The New English Translation (NET Bible) The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary The Expositor's Bible Commentary The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary The Oxford Bible Commentary The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture The Early Christian Letter for Everyone - by N.T. Wright
47:16
August 6, 2020
"The faith of the Canaanite woman"
Homily for August 2nd, 2020 The 8th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 13A Officiant: Dcn. Jesse Alexander, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Ps 78:14-26; Matthew 15:21-28
12:47
August 2, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited 5 - Apocalypse as Worship
The Apocalypse Revisited series is a collection of several different discussions at St. Aidan's on the topic of the Book of Revelation. This book, like no other book in Scripture, has stirred up vocal and diverse reactions across our culture. In this series, we're trying to clear away our own assumptions and pop-culture images of the book, and learn how to read St. John's Revelation carefully and well. In this episode, we're looking at the worship of the early Church, and asking how this incredible book shaped their liturgies. Then, through that lens, we're asking the most important question of all: What does John's revelation reveal? You can download a copy of the notes for this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1ol0yg7moxjrni/5%20-%20apocalypse%20as%20worship.jpg?dl=0 Here is Fr. Lee's list of recommended resources for further study: John Barton “A History of the Bible” George Caird “The Revelation of St. John the Divine” (out-of-print but 2nd-hand copies available) Stephen Smalley “The Revelation to John” Joseph Trafton “Reading Revelation” Eugene Peterson “Reversed Thunder” Scott Hahn “The Lamb’s Supper” Michael Gorman "Reading Revelation Responsibly" Kenneth Myers “The End is Near … or maybe not” and his current video teachings series via Facebook Live Robert Mulholland “Book of Revelation – NT666” Asbury Seminary course available through Seedbed and Apple Podcasts
46:06
July 30, 2020
"What can separate us from the love of God?"
Homily for July 26th, 2020 The 8th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 12A Officiant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Ps 119:121-132; Romans 8:31-39
19:27
July 26, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited 4 - Apocalypse as Literature
The Apocalypse Revisited series is a collection of several different discussions at St. Aidan's on the topic of the Book of Revelation. This book, like no other book in Scripture, has stirred up vocal and diverse reactions across our culture. In this series, we're trying to clear away our own assumptions and pop-culture images of the book, and learn how to read St. John's Revelation carefully and well. In this episode, we we're finally going to walk together through the images and story of John's Revelation - 3 TIMES! Get ready for a major information download, as we try to see the larger story John is telling, and find our own place in what God is revealing about His Kingdom! You can download a copy of the notes for this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jwmwiknztkv1enm/4%20-%20apocalypse%20as%20literature.jpg?dl=0 Here is Fr. Lee's list of recommended resources for further study: John Barton “A History of the Bible” George Caird “The Revelation of St. John the Divine” (out-of-print but 2nd-hand copies available) Stephen Smalley “The Revelation to John” Joseph Trafton “Reading Revelation” Eugene Peterson “Reversed Thunder” Scott Hahn “The Lamb’s Supper” Michael Gorman "Reading Revelation Responsibly" Kenneth Myers “The End is Near … or maybe not” and his current video teachings series via Facebook Live Robert Mulholland “Book of Revelation – NT666” Asbury Seminary course available through Seedbed and Apple Podcasts
01:01:22
July 23, 2020
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like . . . "
Homily for July 19th, 2020 The 7th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 11A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Ps 86; Matt 13:24-30,34-43
17:10
July 19, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited 3 - Addressing the Rapture
The Apocalypse Revisited series is a collection of several different discussions at St. Aidan's on the topic of the Book of Revelation. This book, like no other book in Scripture, has stirred up vocal and diverse reactions across our culture. In this series, we're trying to clear away our own assumptions and pop-culture images of the book, and learn how to read St. John's Revelation carefully and well. In this episode, we we're talking about the Rapture - is it "clearly" and "plainly" Biblical? Where did the idea originate? And how does the idea of the Rapture affect the rest of our beliefs and interactions? You can download a copy of the notes for this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iu6n33igo2wdvzi/3%20-%20addressing%20the%20rapture.jpg?dl=0 Here is Fr. Lee's list of recommended resources for further study: John Barton “A History of the Bible” George Caird “The Revelation of St. John the Divine” (out-of-print but 2nd-hand copies available) Stephen Smalley “The Revelation to John” Joseph Trafton “Reading Revelation” Eugene Peterson “Reversed Thunder” Scott Hahn “The Lamb’s Supper” Michael Gorman "Reading Revelation Responsibly" Kenneth Myers “The End is Near … or maybe not” and his current video teachings series via Facebook Live Robert Mulholland “Book of Revelation – NT666” Asbury Seminary course available through Seedbed and Apple Podcasts
52:41
July 16, 2020
"A sower went to sow some seed"
Homily for July 12th, 2020 The 5th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 10A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 55; Psalm 65; Romans 8:7-17; Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23
18:04
July 13, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited 2 - Apocalyptic Literature
The Apocalypse Revisited series is a collection of several different discussions at St. Aidan's on the topic of the Book of Revelation. This book, like no other book in Scripture, has stirred up vocal and diverse reactions across our culture. In this series, we're trying to clear away our own assumptions and pop-culture images of the book, and learn how to read St. John's Revelation carefully and well. In this first episode, we look at genre, why it matters, and how it shapes our reading of Scripture. You can download a copy of the notes for this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcsh6wkom28bzu1/2%20-%20apocalyptic%20literature.jpg?dl=0 Here is Fr. Lee's list of recommended resources for further study: John Barton “A History of the Bible” George Caird “The Revelation of St. John the Divine” (out-of-print but 2nd-hand copies available) Stephen Smalley “The Revelation to John” Joseph Trafton “Reading Revelation” Eugene Peterson “Reversed Thunder” Scott Hahn “The Lamb’s Supper” Michael Gorman "Reading Revelation Responsibly" Kenneth Myers “The End is Near … or maybe not” and his current video teachings series via Facebook Live Robert Mulholland “Book of Revelation – NT666” Asbury Seminary course available through Seedbed and Apple Podcasts
49:14
July 9, 2020
"Prisoners of Hope"
Homily for July 5th, 2020 The 4th Sunday after Trinity - Proper 9A Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145:1-13; Romans 7:21-8:6; Matthew 11:25-30
15:54
July 7, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited 1 - Biblical Genres
The Apocalypse Revisited series is a collection of several different discussions at St. Aidan's on the topic of the Book of Revelation. This book, like no other book in Scripture, has stirred up vocal and diverse reactions across our culture. In this series, we're trying to clear away our own assumptions and pop-culture images of the book, and learn how to read St. John's Revelation carefully and well. In this first episode, we look at genre, why it matters, and how it shapes our reading of Scripture. You can download a copy of the notes for this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fpoax98ekp72ql9/1%20-%20understanding%20genre.jpg?dl=0 Here is Fr. Lee's list of recommended resources for further study: John Barton “A History of the Bible” George Caird “The Revelation of St. John the Divine” (out-of-print but 2nd-hand copies available) Stephen Smalley “The Revelation to John” Joseph Trafton “Reading Revelation” Eugene Peterson “Reversed Thunder” Scott Hahn “The Lamb’s Supper” Kenneth Myers “The End is Near … or maybe not” and his current video teachings series via Facebook Live Robert Mulholland “Book of Revelation – NT666” Asbury Seminary course available through Seedbed and Apple Podcasts
57:11
July 2, 2020
The Apocalypse Revisited - TRAILER
For the next three weeks, we're going to take a look at the Book of Revelation. More than any other book in the Bible, St. John's Revelation has been the ground for more debates, misunderstanding, fear-mongering, and schism. In this series, we're all going to take a deep breath, set aside the images and assumptions we bring to the text, and find answers to some key questions. What is apocalyptic literature? How did St. John's churches hear and receive this letter? Where did the idea of a Rapture come from? What was John trying to communicate, and how can we hear and receive it now? These questions are at the heart of this new series. Welcome to The Apocalypse Revisited! New episodes every Thursday! For more information about St. Aidan's Church, please visit our website: https://www.jessamineanglicans.org Background music by free-usage license from: Friday Morning by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3778-friday-morning License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
03:54
June 30, 2020
"Do you love me?"
Homily for June 28th, 2020 The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Psalm 87; John 21:15-19
13:42
June 30, 2020
Misreading Scripture 9 - the Center of God's Will
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3cso5iru5t14jvq/ch.%209%20-%20god%27s%20will.jpg?dl=0 For more information about the "Study Bible" Method of reading Scripture, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3GU-KYo00s If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. Thank you for taking the time to join our study. Please be sure to follow and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes are uploaded!
50:07
June 26, 2020
Misreading Scripture 8 - Virtues and Vices
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/epliri1prh7rvzz/ch.%208%20-%20virtuesvices.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
48:11
June 23, 2020
"So do not fear . . ."
Homily for June 21st, 2020 The 2nd Sunday after Trinity Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Psalm 69; Romans 5:15-19; Matthew 10:16-33
19:52
June 23, 2020
Misreading Scripture 7 - Rules & Relationships
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/0znseoyag7ja5b8/Ch.%207%20-%20RulesRelationships.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
53:41
June 19, 2020
"Sent People"
Homily for June 14th, 2020 The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - 1 Corinthians 10:14-17; John 6:32-40
24:58
June 16, 2020
Misreading Scripture 6 - Time
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/4q1w7o5y6b57lbc/Ch.%206%20-%20Time.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
45:10
June 16, 2020
Misreading Scripture 5 - Honor & Shame
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/autzoonp5ef6zfl/Ch.%205%20-%20HonorShame.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
49:44
June 12, 2020
Misreading Scripture 4 - Collectivism
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/299t86pt0cokkgw/Ch.%204%20-%20IndividCollect.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
57:31
June 9, 2020
"Glory, Peace, Presence"
Homily for June 7th, 2020 The Feast of the Holy Trinity Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Benedictus es, Domine; Matthew 28:16-20
20:40
June 8, 2020
Misreading Scripture 3 - Language
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/8j4fmrf9ho6hyn1/Ch.%203%20-%20Language.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
47:19
June 5, 2020
Misreading Scripture 2 - Race/Ethnicity
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/41sboqg4360uibu/Ch.%202%20-%20Ethnicity.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
51:26
June 2, 2020
We are not one...
- a reflection, confession, and call to action for Pentecost 2020 - “Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.” Isaiah 1:16-17 (ESV) Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost. Every year we retell the story of God’s giving Godself to God’s people. The promise of God’s presence. The promise of God’s truth. The promise of God’s justice. The promise that we may be one as the triune God is One. But we are not one. I’ve been sitting here this afternoon looking at these faces. Women and men whose lives were ended by wicked men, and whose murders were ignored. #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd and hundreds more We are not one. These weren’t “individual incidents” or “unique cases”. They reflect a deep sickness in the heart of our culture. A sickness that is allowed to persist because we, because I, haven’t had the courage to speak out – to stand up. Because, we are not one. We could be. That’s the promise of Pentecost. God is with us. We are given the promise that God is at work all around us all the time, building God’s Kingdom – a community in which we all belong, together, with Christ. Yet, we are not one. Our brothers and sisters live in cages. Our neighbors are denied access to justice. Our colleagues are pushed aside. Our communities are torn apart. And the elite are protected. And the wicked are embraced. And injustice becomes our currency. So, we are not one. But God is here, among God’s people, accomplishing God’s purpose. And God is one – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And God continues to call me away from my wickedness, from my evil, from my ignorance, from my injustice, from my oppression, from my predation, from my indifference. That we are not one is a thundering testimony to the intransigence of my heart. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. If we long to be one, if we hunger to join the work of God, if we wish to proclaim the Peace of the Lord – then we have to get up. Platitudes and obfuscation must be set aside. We need to name the evil in our neighborhoods and in our hearts, and then begin the work of healing what we have taken part in wounding – as we say “in thought, word, and deed; in what we have done, and in what we have failed to do.” And there, in the work of healing, we will find that we have returned our feet to the way of Christ – that if we will choose courage and humility and set our feet on a path that leads to restoration for our neighbors, we will see that this is the very work of God, to which the Spirit’s voice has been calling us all along: That we may be one. “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:3-7 (ESV)
05:57
June 1, 2020
Misreading Scripture 1 - Mores
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussions about cultural beliefs regarding sexuality, including chastity, homosexuality, and rape. The discussion is not explicit or frank, but might be inappropriate for some listeners/contexts. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ojth57g2nmqz6u/Ch.%201%20-%20Mores.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
55:25
May 29, 2020
Misreading Scripture - intro
Welcome to the "Misreading Scripture" series! In this collection of podcasts, you can join a small group at St. Aidan's as we read and study "Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes" from IVPress. In this book, authors RIchards & O'Brien invite us to step out of our cultural assumptions and learn to  read the Bible with our brothers and sister around the world, and with the early church. You can find an image of the board used in this discussion at https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkwunoh0u6n1bru/Ch.%200%20-%20Intro.jpg?dl=0 If you would like to follow along, you can get a copy from IVPress by visiting:  https://www.ivpress.com/misreading-scripture-with-western-eyes or wherever you purchase books. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday.
38:44
May 26, 2020
"In Between-times"
Homily for May 17th, 2020 The 6th Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - I Peter 4:12ff; John 17:1-11
22:14
May 24, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 8 - Entrusting
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/efku0rumyje4b8c/Entrusting_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
43:38
May 22, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 7 - Imagining
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yepzl7p2m8rbgf8/Imagining_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
47:28
May 19, 2020
"To love as Christ loves"
Homily for May 17th, 2020 The 6th Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21
21:18
May 17, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 6 - Contending
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7zk9wfveeo7qi3/Contending_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
01:00:30
May 15, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 5 - Inviting
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fitpwoadv2dg72i/Inviting_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
50:36
May 12, 2020
"The Way, the Truth, the Life"
Homily for May 10th, 2020 The 5th Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - John 14:1-24
22:11
May 10, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 4 - Submerging
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6s9irhv30gl00l5/Submerging_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
50:14
May 8, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 3 - Listening
This is a discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jd1gzjjnvvtj0kx/Listening_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play, and drop in volume due to microphone placement in the room.
50:29
May 5, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 2 - Vulnerability
We're uploading a previous discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/72c3ri68glukhy7/Vulnerability_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play.
43:36
May 1, 2020
St. Aidan's Charter pt. 1 - Availability
We're uploading a previous discussion of the St. Aidan's Charter. Over the next several weeks, we'll be looking carefully at our Parish Charter, and discussing how we live out these goals and principles together. You can find study notes from this discussion at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fm109btnqdcjtfr/Availability_notes.jpg?dl=0 You can find a copy of our Parish Charter to review at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h74dbl0k7hkuvki/St-Aidans-Charter-Final.pdf?dl=0 Please note: this is a recording of our live discussion. Our study room is attached to our nursery, so you may hear occasional background noise while our kids play. 
48:19
April 28, 2020
Hope Rekindled
Homily for April 26th, 2020 The 3rd Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Luke 24:13-35
25:52
April 26, 2020
"Peace be with you"
Homily for April 19th, 2020 The 2nd Sunday of Easter Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - John 20:19-29
18:10
April 23, 2020
"Toward the Dawn"
Homily for April 12th, 2020 Easter Sunday Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Matthew 28:1-10
18:19
April 12, 2020
Paschal Homily & Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Here is the Paschal Homily from St. John Chrysostom, along with the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Blessings to you this Easter! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
09:46
April 12, 2020
an ancient homily for Holy Saturday
Each year at St. Aidan's we read this homily from the 2nd century during our Holy Saturday worship. This year, we're not able to celebrate this service together, but as we each prepare to celebrate Easter in our own homes, I offer up this homily for your devotions. My prayer is that the image of Christ raising dead-Adam to life will stir up hope and a hunger for new Life in your heart. A blessed Triduum to you all! Fr. Lee 
07:42
April 11, 2020
The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah
In the early Christian monasteries, it was a regular practice to read and recite from the Book of Lamentations each year on Good Friday. Take a few minutes, and enter into the hopeful sadness of Israel's mourning, and hear echoed there the cries of humanity's hunger for the Savior. Hosanna! Save us, Son of David!
27:40
April 10, 2020
The Bells - a Maundy Thursday reflection
This devotional is intended to help us transition from Maundy Thursday into Good Friday. As most of us are unable to take part in a traditional service this year, we will not have the chance to observe the "stripping of the altar". I offer up this reflection as a way of moving deeper into your Holy Week observance. A blessed Triduum to you all. Fr. Lee
10:01
April 10, 2020
The Passion Gospel of St. Matthew
This is the Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to St. Matthew, recorded for our Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday service April 5th, 2020 Officiant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ
14:18
April 8, 2020
"The Resurrection and the Life"
Homily for March 29th, 2020 The 5th Sunday in Lent Officiant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - John 11:1-3; 17-42
20:29
March 29, 2020
"Lord, I believe..."
Homily for March 22nd, 2020 The 4th Sunday in Lent Officiant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - John 8:1-42
10:42
March 22, 2020
"give me this Water"
Homily for March 8th, 2020 The 2nd Sunday in Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org  Lectionary Readings - Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
23:05
March 15, 2020
"this is how God loves"
Homily for March 8th, 2020 The 2nd Sunday in Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5; John 3:1-17
24:40
March 12, 2020
Rosary for the Company of Jesus
Here is the Rosary for the Company of Jesus. Join the members of the CoJ as we lift each other in prayer each week. For more information about the Society, visit www.companyofjesus.org
06:46
March 6, 2020
"into the Wilderness"
Homily for March 1st,  2020 The 1st Sunday in Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
14:17
March 2, 2020
"A Commination"
Homily for Ash Wednesday, February 26th,  2020. Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ. St. Aidan's Church. This homily is a traditional Anglican service observed each year on Ash Wednesday. The text of the Commination goes all the way back to Cranmer's original prayer book, and read every year at St. Aidan's at the beginning of our Lenten observance.
10:14
February 27, 2020
"a Devouring Fire"
Homily for February 23rd,  2020 The Last Sunday before Lent - Sunday of the Transfiguration Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9
12:35
February 24, 2020
"But I say to you..."
Homily for February 16th,  2020 The 2nd Sunday before Lent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:38-48
24:06
February 16, 2020
"Strength to Love"
Homily for February 9th,  2020 The 3rd Sunday before Lent Homilist: Bryan Ward St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY http://www.jessamineanglicans.org/ Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 112 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 Matthew 5:13-20 For more information about Bryan and Daleen's work with NOVO and reWire, please visit http://www.rewirecrm.org/
26:12
February 11, 2020
When Christmas Greets Easter
Homily for February 2nd,  2020 The Feast of Candlemas Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
11:58
February 2, 2020
Ordinary People / Extraordinary God
Homily for January 19th,  2020 The 3rd Sunday of Epiphanytide Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27 1st Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23
20:28
January 28, 2020
Saturday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Saturday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
02:46
January 22, 2020
Friday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Friday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
02:33
January 22, 2020
Thursday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Thursday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
03:10
January 22, 2020
Wednesday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Wednesday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
02:48
January 22, 2020
Tuesday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Tuesday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
03:32
January 22, 2020
Monday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Monday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ.
04:24
January 22, 2020
Sunday Compline - Celtic Daily Prayer
The Company of Jesus, with permission from the Northumbrian Community, invites you to join us for Sunday Compline, presented from the text "Celtic Daily Prayers" (2002). Compline led by Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ. 
03:09
January 22, 2020
"The Spirit of Adoption"
Homily for January 5th,  2020 The 2nd Sunday of Christmas Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Jeremiah 37:7-14 Psalm 84 Galatians 3:23-4:7 Luke 2:15-21
17:21
January 8, 2020
Childermas Evensong
Tonight, we observe the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Join us for a Solemn Evensong in honor of the solemnity. Homily by Fr. Lee McLeod.
33:20
December 29, 2019
Christmas Hymns and Prayers
Alleluia! Unto us a child is born! Join us for the Prayers and Hymns of Christmas! Homily for December 25th,  2019 Christmas Morning Prayer Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org
27:54
December 26, 2019
"An Icon of Love"
Homily for December 22nd,  2019 The 4th Sunday of Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25
17:40
December 22, 2019
"The Man Who Was a Lamp"
Sometimes you end up with 2 very different sermons you want to preach - so what do you do? Share the second as a podcast, of course! Listen to Fr. Lee as he reads the poem "The Man Who Was a Lamp" by John Shea. You can get a copy of this, and Dr. Shea's other marvelous works in his book "Starlight" - shorturl.at/qDIR3 Our cover art is "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" by Puvis de Chavannes
17:35
December 17, 2019
Magnificat
Homily for December 15th,  2019 The 3rd Sunday of Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 35:1-10 Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11
15:25
December 15, 2019
"...the way of peace"
Homily for December 8th,  2019 The 2nd Sunday of Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12
17:12
December 8, 2019
Keep Awake
Homily for December 1st,  2019 The 1st Sunday of Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44
14:24
December 4, 2019
#thisisyourking
Homily for November 24th,  2019 The Solemnity of Christ the King Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle of Zechariah (Lk. 1:68-79) Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43
15:06
November 24, 2019
"Only the End of the World Again"
Homily for November 17th,  2019 The 2nd Sunday before Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Malachi 4:1-2a 1st Canticle of Isaiah (Is. 12:2-6) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:1-19
18:51
November 19, 2019
"Easter People"
Homily for November 10th,  2019 The 3rd Sunday before Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Job 19:23-27a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-40
18:15
November 11, 2019
"Jericho"
Homily for November 3rd,  2019 The 4th Sunday before Advent Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - 2 Kings 2:19-22 Psalm 32 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10
20:03
November 5, 2019
"All Things New"
Homily for November 1st,  2019 The Feast of All Saints Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Daniel 7:1-3; 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:17-23
09:20
November 2, 2019
"Lord, have mercy"
Homily for October 27th, 2019 The 19th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 23c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Sirach  35:12-17 Psalm 84 2 TImothy 4:6-8; 16-18 Luke 18:9-14
15:17
October 27, 2019
Celtic Prayer - Cross Vigil
From the 9th century "Rule of Tallaght", this practice of devotion was central to Culdee spirituality.
04:43
October 25, 2019
"because-you-are-mine"
Homily for October 120th, 2019 The 18th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 22c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 TImothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8
20:21
October 21, 2019
"The Power of Thank-You"
Homily for October 13th, 2019 The 17th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 23c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Jeremiah 29:1; 4-7 Psalm 66 2 TImothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19
19:15
October 13, 2019
"A Primer on Lament"
Homily for October 6th, 2019 The 16th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 22c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Lamentations 1:1-6 Lamentations 3:19-26 2 TImothy 1:8-14 Luke 17:5-10
23:17
October 6, 2019
The Rule of Saint Columbanus
 The Rule of Saint Columbanus embodies Celtic monasticism. It consists of ten chapters, on the subjects of obedience, silence, food, poverty, humility, chastity, [choir offices], discretion, mortification, and perfection. Fr. Lee introduces and reads Columbanus' Rule in order to help illustrate an authentic expression of Celtic Monasticism.
20:48
October 4, 2019
St. Michael and all Angels - 9/29/19
Homily for September 29th, 2019 Feast of St. Michael and all Angels Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Psalm 103 Genesis 28:10-17 Revelation 12:7-12 John 1:47-51
15:23
October 1, 2019
"The Offering" - Evensong 9/25/19
Homily for September 25th, 2019 Evensong (Proper 20c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Psalm 106 Jeremiah 10:17-25 Luke 20:45-21:4
13:15
September 26, 2019
"The Story That Endures" 9/22/19
Homily for September 22nd, 2019 The 14th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 20c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13
12:31
September 22, 2019
"The Lost Sheep" 9/15/19
Homily for September 15th, 2019 The 13th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 19c) Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10
15:02
September 20, 2019
St. Aidan's Day Homily 2019
Homily for the Feast of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, 2019 Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY www.jessamineanglicans.org Lectionary Readings - 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Psalm 97 Matthew 19:27-30
10:57
September 20, 2019
St. Aidan's Day Homily 2018
Homily for the Feast of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, 2018 Celebrant: Fr. Lee McLeod, CJ St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Nicholasville, KY Lectionary Readings - 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Psalm 97 Matthew 19:27-30
11:26
September 20, 2019